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CVWD warns customers of water contamination scam


The Coachella Valley Water District is warning customers of misinformation being spread contamination in drinking water.

"A group going by the name USA Water Quality has contacted customers and told them their drinking water had carcinogens and needs to be tested, among other claims," reads a news release by CVWD.

Katie Evans, CVWD 's director of communications and conservation, says these claims are false.

CVWD wants to emphasize that:

  • CVWD water meets all state and federal drinking water quality standards.
  • CVWD has no relationship with USA Water Quality.
  • CVWD does not give customer contact details to USA Water Quality.

According to CVWD, the district analyses more than 20,000 water samples annually for more than 100 regulated and unregulated substances at state-certified laboratories as required by the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Results of those tests are summarized in CVWD’s 2018-19 Annual Review. It is available in English at and in Spanish at

If you would like a paper copy of the 2018-19 Annual Review mailed to you, please call (760) 391-9600 or email

KESQ News Team


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